Alaska

US report suggests Dental Therapist model economically unsustainable

The idea that an alternative dental care model may work in places where there is a shortage of dentists has been challenged by the American Dental Association.

A series of reports commissioned by the American Dental Association (ADA) to examine alternative dental workforce models has raised questions as to whether those models are economically sustainable. This follows suggestions in the US that scope of practice for dental […]

Therapists in demand in rural Alaska

Dental therapists are suggested as a solution to the shortage of dentists in rural Alaska.

Dental health aide therapists may improve access to care for oral health where access to dentists is limited, according to a new study by researchers at RTI International and the School of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina at […]